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Friday, August 22, 2008

Rerun: The plan vs reality

[Originally posted June 30, 2007.]
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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

How do you hop?

Growing up, I never thought twice about the hopscotch pattern. At the local schools it was drawn as depicted under "A" below. Isn't that how everyone does it?

Flash forward to reading blog posts as an adult. Design "B" is clearly illustrated in (Ottawa) Andrea's post How to play hopscotch. A quick and by no means complete survey of children's toys revealed design "C."

What are the cultural and geographic variations for drawing a hopscotch board? Drop me a comment ... which pattern is familiar to you and where do you live?


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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Team Canada

Congratulations Team Canada on your medals to date!

Go team, go!

(Am I the only one out there who gained weight just reading about Micheal Phelp's 12,000 calorie / day diet?)
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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Mom math - big helpers

This was based on anecdotal evidence collected (over years) from at-home moms. At-home dads were not surveyed to see of the corollary is true.
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Monday, August 11, 2008

Mom math - little helpers

Some of the best advice I ever heard, "Just accept it."
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Saturday, August 9, 2008

Updated: Motivation and happiness

Yes, yes. I know. I ran this last week. But with Neatorama's recent post "Why Materialism Makes You Unhappy" and Seth Godin's post "When in doubt, (don't) follow the money" I felt the need to add "material things" to the diagram.

To clarify, I believe a certain amount of money is required for happiness. Money for food and shelter as examples. I seem to recall Deepak Chopra saying something to the effect of "giving away all of your money and material things will not make you happy."

In that same talk, he said that money doesn't bring happiness and that good health doesn't bring happiness. He said that happiness brings money and happiness brings good health. (I'm paraphrasing in wide strokes.)

Something to think about.

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Friday, August 1, 2008

Rerun: Motivation and happiness

Something to dwell upon as we enter a long weekend. Have a good one everybody!

[Originally posted February 25, 2007.]
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